The Cork University Hospital (CUH) Charity will host their inaugural Diamond Wishes Black and Bling Ball on the 19th April at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork in aid of their €1.5m appeal to refurbish the existing Children’s Unit at the CUH. A new event for Cork’s social calendar, the tickets are only €50 each with all proceeds going to the Appeal and can be booked by emailing or calling 021 4234529. The Ball is being organised by hospital staff Marie Watson, Acting Clinical Nurse Manager 3 and Christine O’ Sullivan, Staff Nurse in the Children’s Unit.

The Diamond Wishes Black and Bling Ball starts with a drinks reception at 7:15pm, followed by a three course meal and music by well-known band, Indigo, along with a raffle for some amazing prizes including a bespoke Designworks Studio diamond ring for one lucky winner.

Marie Watson, Acting Clinical Nurse Manager 3 said, “We really hope that this event will bring the community together in an effort to give our Children’s Unit the refurbishment it so desperately needs. Diamond Wishes hopes to bring dreams true for the children and their parents who need to attend the Children’s Unit. We have a great night planned and we’re urging all parents as well as our staff to come out and support the Ball to help us to improve the facilities for the Children.”

The CUH Charity was established to improve equipment and facilities across all departments at Cork University Hospital. Each year, up to 9,000 children, from 2 days old to 16 years of age are admitted to the Children’s Unit at CUH, 5,000 attend the Children’s Day Unit and 10,000 are seen in the out-patient department – making it one of busiest Children’s Units in the country.

The Diamond Wishes Black and Bling Ball is kindly supported by The Rochestown Park Hotel, Synergy Security Solutions, Designworks Studio and Peter Kelly of Weddings by Franc.

For further information on how to support the Children’s Appeal please contact Joe Browne at or by phone on 021 4234529 (Mon to Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm or after hours call 087 638 7070). For further information go to or follow Cork University Hospital Charity on Facebook.

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